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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 12-21-12

  
  
  

5 12 21 12It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros. This week, it's the end of the world or the end of the year edition, whichever you prefer.

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Put Social Intelligence to Work at Your Enterprise: A 10-Step Program | eWeek

Many companies today understand the importance of getting involved in social media, but haven't been able to find ways to build a coherent social strategy. This eWeek slide show provides a handy 10-step program to help get you there.

On Organizations’ Real Requirements Around Big Data | Architects Zone

Much like social networking, there is a lot of talk about Big Data, but companies are still not clear how to make good use of it. This overview explains why Big Data matters and why your company needs to be thinking about it. 

The Year in Downtime: Top 10 Outages of 2012 |Data Center Knowledge

There were some major outages this year from Super Storm Sandy to Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure. This piece looks at the 10 biggest from around the world. Interesting piece. 

3 Things Every Developer Needs to Know about Content Management | Smartbear 

Sure, as a developer you would rather not even think about content management systems, but the fact is you need to understand how your company's CMSs work-- whether you like it or not -- because it turns out, content really is king.

Proper Shutdown Policy for the End of the World? | Reddit

And finally, given it's 12-21-2012, it seems appropriate to close the year with this amusing discussion on Reddit on the proper shutdown policy for the end of the world because a good IT pro never wants to leave loose ends.

Photo by Tomma Henckel. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

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This is our last post of the year. We'll be off next week. Thanks to all our readers this year. Enjoy your holidays and we look forward to hearing from you next year.

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